I'm using matlab/octave and would like some help trying to improve the speed of my code. I've tried to vectorize the code but I run out of memory so I went back to for loops. What I'm trying to do is have a function that will allow me to shift an array cell by cell. The reason I'm doing this is to have exact precision over a signal. Once I shift the array I plan on adding several of them together and comparing them to the original signal.

I created a function along with some test code to test the speed. See times and code below

ii = 0 -elapsed time -67.5671sec- or -1.1261mins- or -0.0188hours-

ii = 14700 -elapsed time -613.3785sec- or -10.2230mins- or -0.1704hours-

ii = 29400 -elapsed time -1150.6487sec- or -19.1775mins- or -0.3196hours-

The code takes a long time to run on 1 second of an audio signal at a sample rate of 44100 any idea how I can speed this up and accomplish my goals?


function [array_shifted]=rtphaseshiftarraypts(sigarray,pts_to_shift)


cycle_permute_lt = @(sigarray, k) [sigarray(mod((1:end)-k-1, end)+1 )];

for ii=0:1:fs
    a_L=cycle_permute_lt(sigarray, ii+pts_to_shift);    

Test Code:

clear all, clc,clf,tic
y=fliplr(y); %just flipping y to look like milo wolffs

lr_sig=[y*1 -y*1];
for ii=0:round(fs/3):fs %ii=0:1:90 going right , ii=0:-1:-90 going left

    array_shifted_L=y*1; %ampcomb(ii);
    array_shifted_R=-y*1; %ampcomb(ii);
    fprintf('\n-elapsed time -%4.4fsec- or -%4.4fmins- or -%4.4fhours-\n',toc,toc/60,toc/3600);


    axis([0 fs+100 -2 2])

    axis([0 fs+100 -2 2])

    axis([0 (fs*2)+100 -2 2])

    axis([0 (fs*2)+100 -2 2])
    str_title='Angle is '; 
    title([str_title,num2str(ii),' pts']) %turns of latex interperter so I can use underscores my way

    %hold on    
fprintf('\nfinally Done-elapsed time -%4.4fsec- or -%4.4fmins- or -%4.4fhours-\n',toc,toc/60,toc/3600);

closed as off topic by Dilip Sarwate, jonsca, Peter K., Lorem Ipsum Feb 13 '13 at 15:52

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  • $\begingroup$ You seem to be incredibly confused about what you are trying to achieve... at least your matlab code incredibly confused me. Can you give a numeric (concrete) example using a size 10 array that shows what rtphaseshiftarraypts is trying to achieve? $\endgroup$ – Peter K. Feb 12 '13 at 20:23
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    $\begingroup$ @Peter K Sure if I have an array with 10 values 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 and I shift the array over three I would get 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,1,2,3 basically it's doing a permutation $\endgroup$ – Rick T Feb 12 '13 at 20:25
  • $\begingroup$ This is a programming question, not a signal processing question, and I vote to close. $\endgroup$ – Dilip Sarwate Feb 12 '13 at 20:44
  • $\begingroup$ @DilipSarwate: Agreed... though I've only just gained the voting rights! :-) $\endgroup$ – Peter K. Feb 13 '13 at 13:38

Your example is to take:


and get:


I would just follow this example and use circshift, or that more detailed solution for multi-dimensional arrays.


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